Services Offered

Baptism

The sacrament of baptism is an outward and visible sign of the grace of God. Through baptism a person is joined with the universal church, the body of Christ. In baptism, God works in us the power of forgiveness, the renewal of the spirit, and the knowledge of the call to be God’s people always.

Baptisms occur during our Sunday church service at Cross Wood United Church of Christ. Any child of God, at any age, may be baptized in our church. Baptism marks the person’s acceptance into the care of Christ’s church, the sign and seal of God’s grace and forgiveness, and the beginning of their Christian faith and life.

The child of God is baptized with a sprinkling of water. During a baptism of a child, the parents generally speak the words of baptism on behalf of the child and church members agree to love, support and care for the one being baptized. Baptisms outside of our Sunday service are also available.

For more information about baptism:

Contact Pastor Richard Grauman
Email: rcgrauman@aol.com


Weddings

It is truly one of the blessings of our church community to be able to celebrate a joyous occasion such as marriage.

We offer a ceremony within the framework of United Church of Christ traditions. We want to create a joyous celebration that you will remember, so each wedding is personalized with scripture, prayer and music selection to fit each couple’s specific needs.

To schedule a meeting to discuss your wedding:

Contact Pastor Richard Grauman
Email: rcgrauman@aol.com


Funerals and Memorial Services

We want to be as supportive and caring as possible for those dealing with the death of a loved one. To lose someone we love is never easy, but hopefully we can find comfort in the community of faith. We will work with you or your family to provide a service which will celebrate the life of the deceased and commend that life to God.

For more information about funerals or memorial services:

Contact Pastor Richard Grauman
Email: RCGrauman@aol.com